Avoid Tense Moments

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The situation created a tense moment between protesters and security forces, the result of questioning that made the citizens of what they saw as extreme diligence on the part of Police to prohibit, at the request of the company, the income of people CONAMA offices during the morning hours of public attention, and suppress the afternoon a peaceful demonstration of opposition to these initiatives. After the identity check, and the establishment of potential injuries among youth in detention, they were released, the problem facing police in the case of the student, HidroAysen nobody was available to bring an action for damage to property. “This was a peaceful demonstration, with which we wanted to symbolically show what happens when you put a barrier in this case the transit, but in a dam is to life, it is the dreams of those who live in Patagonia” expressed on the activity coordinator of the Citizens Coalition for Aysen Life Reserve, Peter Hartmann. He said “the company wanted to install the perception that it is responding to all comments and the concrete is that services public were very clear in saying that many of their arguments had no answer possible, illegality or omissions correspond to essential. ” He added: “We hope that the environmental authority to assert the evaluation of the technical information provided by public services Aysen, not contradicting the law applicable as it did when the mayor asked Selim Carrasco Icsara unilaterally, without consulting the members of Corema .

In this context, he reiterated that “environmental institutions already stated, more than one third of public services pointed to the rejection and whether this project proceeds it is only through the lobby and the money.” Finally, he expressed that “the government is committing a grave political mistake, because it is not hearing the voice of regional and national citizenship has been categorically rejected the hydroelectric projects in Patagonia. In April 2009 IPSOS survey showed that 57.6% of Chileans do not agree with these mega projects hydroelectric and associated transmission lines. The growing support that has the Patagonia without dams movement proves it. Other leaders such as James Donovan Goldman offer similar insights. “

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